Profile of Larry LoebBlogger, Informationweek
Member Since: 6/5/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 140
Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange. His first Mac had 128 KB of memory, which was a big step up from his first 1130, which had 4 KB, as did his first 1401. You can e-mail him at [email protected].
Articles by Larry Loeb
posted in July 2015
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, as well as .Net. These help to expand the company's developer ecosystem to new platforms, including OS X and Linux.
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
While cyber-attacks grab all the headlines, the amount of spam hitting the in-boxes of the corporate world is actually at its lowest level in 12 years, according to Symantec.
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
This week's Flash failure also illustrates why plug-ins need to go. One solution to all of this is HTML5.
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
Microsoft is looking to make Azure more appealing to its community of developers and channel partners as way of countering AWS and Google.
With Windows 10 coming later this month, the PC market is continuing to show signs of slowing down ahead of the launch. Apple, of course, is the exception.
If your enterprise is a customer of a commercial data center, you'll want to recheck your vendor's certification.
MaintenanceNet is best known for its cloud-based contract management platform ServiceExchange. Cisco's sixth acquisition this year, the deals show the company's move into the recurring revenue model.
Mobile apps for Android and iOS aim to make it easier for IT admins and other users to monitor and manage the Google Cloud Platform. But the iOS version of the app, due later this year, is missing some important features.
Spending for cloud IT represented nearly a third of IT infrastructure spending in first quarter 2015, according to a report from IDC.
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.
A new Gartner report finds that CIOs need to embrace agile development, and the firm offers 10 principles to guide this change.
A Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers.